Wang Shu (China) is the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates.
He is an architect and educator. He co-founded Amateur Architecture Studio with Lu Wenyu in 1997.
Together they founded the architecture department at China Academy of Art in 2003 and the School of Architecture was established in 2007 where he is the first dean of the school.
They focused on the re-establishment of a contemporary language for Chinese architecture, which is reflected in their built works such as Ningbo Historic Museum, Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art, The tiles hill in Hang Zhou, Renovation of Wencun Village, Fuyang Cultural Complex, The National Archives of Publications and Culture in Hangzhou, Preservation and Renovation of Southern Song Imperial Street, and Lin An Historic Museum, Etc.
Their work “Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art” was one of “The 25 Most Significant Works of Postwar Architecture”all over the world Selected by the New York Times in 2021. Wang was the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor at Harvard GSD in 2011.He is the visiting Professor in MIT, UCL, The University of Hong Kong and Tongji Univeristy. He received a Honorary Professorship from Southeast University, a Honorary Fellowship from RIBA, a Honorary Doctoral Degree from RISD, and a Honorary Doctoral Degree in Sociology from Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He has been awarded the French Gold Medal of the Academy of Architecture in 2011. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time in 2013. He was the recipient 2019 Gold Medal of Tau Sigma Delta.
He is now a juror of the Pritzker Architecture Price.